Houghton University - Willard J. Houghton Library

Parent Organization: Houghton College
One Willard Ave
Houghton, NY 14744
Phone: (585) 567-9226
Fax: (585) 567-9248

Houghton University - Willard J. Houghton Library


Houghton College is a liberal arts institution that challenges students to academic excellence – in the context of a Christ-centered community – and empowers them to change the world. The college of 1,000 students is located in Western New York in an idyllic setting 65 miles from Rochester and Buffalo, and offers more than 40 majors and programs, including competitive online degrees, undergraduate and graduate programs at the Greatbatch School of Music, and two-year associate degrees at campus extension centers in Buffalo, NY and Utica, NY.

The Houghton College Archives serves the students, faculty, staff, administration and alumni of Houghton College by collecting and maintaining a historical record of the College story. The Archives collects, organizes, preserves, and makes accessible materials critical to understanding the historic, present, and future mission of Houghton College and to nurturing identity, purpose, and unity in the College community. Researchers, whether or not they are members of the college community, are invited to make use of Archives collections and services.

Houghton University - Willard J. Houghton Library is a member of the South Central Regional Library Council.


Flooding Outside Gillette Hall

Images from Houghton College's archives from the flooding of 1972.

Genesee Valley Town and Country Collection

A collection of photographs of the people, towns, and countryside of the southern Genesee Valley region during the late nineteenth to late twentieth centuries.

Cover for the 2000 yearbook

Yearbooks for Houghton College in Houghton, NY.